Tag Archives: Open Standards

TMD VT Social Media Recap

Wow, thank you to everyone who participated and helped make Town Meeting Day Vermont ’09 a social media success! In the spirit of openness, I wanted to share some things that Jason and I learned from the tmdvt.net/09 experiment. First of all, some disclaimers. It’s important to note that we were just one small part […]

Getting Semantic

In a previous post, What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web, I shared my letter to Harvard Business Review’s editor about their recent semantic web article. I realized after I made that post that I should probably have addressed the difference between the Semantic Web (a proper noun) and the semantic web (lower-case). […]

Browser Correction

On last week’s The Browser interview (audio) with Jason Pelletier (jason_pelletier) and me, Jonathan Butler (jonathanpb) asked me for an example of a proprietary framework and I used Adobe Flex as an example. It turns out that the Flex SDK is actually not a proprietary framework and is, in fact, open source. I should have […]

Found Line on The Browser

Tomorrow night (Wednesday February 11th, 2009) Jason and I will be on Jonathan Butler’s new radio show, The Browser. We’ll be talking about Found Line, our work, free/open source software, and open standards. We’ll also talk a little bit about the Burlington, VT PHP Users Group. You can listen to the show at 6:00pm on […]

What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web

The February 2009 issue of Harvard Business Review has an article in their Breakthrough Ideas for 2009 series that addresses What You Need to Know About the Semantic Web. I was happy to see the semantic web being talked about seriously in a business magazine. I think the author is right when he says that […]

The (not so well thought out) case against Web apps

I just read Neil McAllister’s post: The case against Web apps. I couldn’t resist sharing my thoughts on what he had to say (and I wonder now if his article was intended as a troll). “1. It’s client-server all over again… Scaling small server farms to meet demand can be a real challenge — just […]

CSS for Web Developers

The Burlington, VT PHP Users Group will be meeting Thursday January 22nd from from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Since we (Found Line) recently had some demolition – I mean renovations – done we’ve got a bit more space so thought we’d finally host the meeting. Here’s a description of the presentation, “CSS for Web […]

VPR Reports Campaign 2008

For coverage of local Vermont and national election news, check out the VPR Reports Campaign 2008 page that we (well, Jason really) put together. The 2008 Election Map is a Flash widget provided by NPR but other than that the page is all XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript (via jQuery and jQuery UI). Check back throughout […]

Proprietary Skype

Peter Saint-Andre (Executive Director of the XMPP Standards Foundation) has pointed out the Free Software Foundation’s recent addition of a “Free software replacement for Skype” to its list of High Priority Free Software Projects: Skype is a proprietary Voice-over-IP program that uses a proprietary protocol. Skype is seducing free software users into using proprietary software, […]